Linux Systems Administrator
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Linux Systems Administrator

Temporary (October 2020 to June 2022)

 

 

The Fund for Public Health in New York City, (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.  To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW (Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Grant (ELC))

Network Technology and Telecommunication Services (NTTS), part of the Division of Information Technology, is a team of systems, network, and telecommunications hardware, software, and cloud infrastructure administrators, technicians, and managers responsible for the day to day technology operations in DOHMH. The team is responsible for all of the desktop computers, software installations, servers, network switches, routers, firewalls, operating system software, and other technology infrastructure used to monitor and investigate all infectious diseases reported to DOHMH.  This infrastructure is used by the Bureaus in the Division of Disease Control to monitor and analyzes trends in disease data, used for the recognition, prevention and control of infectious diseases.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking to fill positions in NTTS that will provide key support for the Bureau's work of tracking and investigating COVID-19 in New York City.  It is expected that each position will work 35 hours per week.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Install, configure, secure, support, and maintain the Linux operating system server within a Microsoft Enterprise Active Directory Domain environment used for COVID-19 data and Whole Genome Sequencing analysis
  • Support the R Studio Server, R Studio Connect, Jupyter Notebook, and gene sequence pipeline software environments used by agency staff to identify and analyze trends in infectious disease using R and Python
  • Deploy updated versions of R Studio Server, R Studio Connect, Jupyter Notebook, and whole genome sequencing software, applying application patches and configuration changes as required to address Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure (CVE) documents for installed software base 
  • Resolve items identified by application security scans until new software versions are ready for production use
  • Install Linux system patches for security and stability
  • Set up internal software repositories for approved software packages that are not in CRAN, Anaconda, or BioConda, so that R and Python users can install those packages
  • Support end user connectivity to databases, shared network drives, and Microsoft’s OneDrive from Linux, R, and Python
  • Ensure that all software is appropriately licensed, and all license agreements are properly administered
  • Ensure that all changes to production environment are appropriately documented with a roll back plan and is coordinated with staff.
  • Ensure appropriate Backup procedures are in place and tested on a regular basis
  • Ensure secure and reliable connectivity to data exchange partners for COVID-19, such as Healthix
Qualifications
 
  • 5+ years of hands-on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems administration
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with ssh and yum
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with the Apache Web Server, as a reverse proxy
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience maintaining above environment in an Enterprise level Microsoft Active Directory Domain environment
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task while performing tasks accurately and efficiently
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

 

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • 10+ years of hands-on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems administration
  • 10+ years of hands-on experience with the Apache Web Server, as a reverse proxy
  • 10+ years of experience supporting and maintaining server and storage hardware
  • 5+ years of experience integrating Linux within a Microsoft Active Directory Domain environment
  • 1 year of Python programming experience
  • 1 year of experience with Anaconda
  • 1 year of experience with pip
  • 1 year of experience with git
  • 1 year of R programming experience
  • 1 year of experience performing database queries in SQL
  • 1 year of experience with AWS or Azure cloud infrastructure

 

LOCATION

This position is located at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street, Queens, NY 11101. The candidate will follow the agency’s work-from-home policy until further announcements are made.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with experience, 35 hours per week.

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including salary requested and how your experience relates to this position.

 

The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

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